Category Archives: Virtual action learning

Virtual Action Learning; the “Classic” Method

I’m writing this blog during the Covid pandemic, 8 months after the UK’s first lockdown. Many of us are now spending more and … More

Global Forum on Action Learning

My head is buzzing after 3 days meeting action learners from around the world in Paris. The conference was a mix of global … More

Harvesting the retail wisdom – establishing best practice via action learning

Action Learning Associates is currently working on an exciting application of action learning with L’Oréal.  While we always talk about action learning being … More

Collaborating in the virtual space: observations from practice

Annual UK business travel for 2014 was estimated at 31 billion euros. As it becomes increasingly common for working groups and teams to … More

Action learning without face to face contact – can it work?

One of the overriding benefits of action learning is to bring together peer groups to work with each other face to face, exploring … More

British Red Cross – reflections on a virtual action learning training programme

If organisations are to adapt and thrive in changing conditions, they need to provide high quality, relevant development opportunities whilst keeping careful control … More

Scaling up facilitator training for global organisations – new article published

Just published in Action Learning: Research & Practice an article co-written by Director Sonja Antell and Senior Associate John Heywood explores the challenges … More

And now for something completely different – an action learning moment

My Haiku poems are attempts to capture the quality of a significant moment within a virtual action learning set .. I am still amazed that we could have had that experience by meeting virtually over Skype, using only the audio, and never having met face-to-face as a group before. More

Action learning – a campaigning tool?

I have always been interested in how action learning can change the world.  We often use it to support people whose work centres … More

The devil’s in the detail: how does virtual action learning work so well?

Like at least one of my colleagues, I didn’t initially feel that convinced when offered the opportunity to experience virtual action learning by … More